Unite News http://www.google.co.uk/ The latest stories Unite. en-gb Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:32:57 GMT Copyright (C) www.rippleffect.com 15 New protests at Deeside construction site as workforce exploitation continues Hundreds of Unite members and other trade unionists will stage a protest at the troubled Park Adfer site in Deeside next Wednesday (30 May) due to the continuing exploitation of the site’s workforce, which is creating a ‘race to the bottom’ on pay and conditions. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/new-protests-at-deeside-construction-site-as-workforce-exploitation-continues/default.aspx tcm:11-34413 Fri, 25 May 2018 10:03:07 -0000 CITB plans put Constructionarium project’s future in doubt warns Unite Unite, the UK’s construction union, is warning that the groundbreaking Constructionarium project is at risk of closure as a direct result of the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) plans to close their headquarters at Bircham Newton in north Norfolk and withdraw from direct construction training. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/citb-plan-put-constructionarium-projects-future-in-doubt-warns-unite/default.aspx tcm:11-34335 Wed, 16 May 2018 09:44:07 -0000 Carillion report must be first step in transforming shattered corporate model Unite, the UK’s largest union, is demanding the full adoption of recommendations contained in a joint select committee report (published today Wednesday 16 May) into Carillion, and is urging the government to do far more to prevent future corporate failures. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/carillion-report-must-be-first-step-in-transforming-shattered-corporate-model/default.aspx tcm:11-34329 Wed, 16 May 2018 00:01:29 -0000 Undercover Police Inquiry: Justice delayed is justice denied Unite, the UK’s largest union, described today’s (Thursday 10 May) revelation that the inquiry into undercover policing will not deliver its final report to the home secretary until 2023 as ‘denying justice’ to the victims. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/undercover-police-inquiry-justice-delayed-is-justice-denied/default.aspx tcm:11-34305 Thu, 10 May 2018 13:54:21 -0000 Gangmasters report ‘hits nail on the head’ on construction exploitation Unite, the construction union, has described a new report by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) as ‘hitting the nail on the head’ in identifying the reasons why exploitation and modern slavery are so prevalent in the construction industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/gangmasters-report-hits-nail-on-the-head-on-construction-exploitation/default.aspx tcm:11-34282 Tue, 8 May 2018 13:04:13 -0000 West Midlands hospital delay ‘kick in the teeth’ for local workers, patients and businesses Unite, the UK’s largest union, has described revelations that the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital may not be completed until 2022 as ‘a kick in the teeth’ for workers in the West Midlands, the local economy and patients. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/west-midlands-hospital-delay-kick-in-the-teeth-for-local-workers-patients-and-businesses/default.aspx tcm:11-34261 Fri, 4 May 2018 14:21:58 -0000 CITB workers launch petition to save vital skills training Workers at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have launched a petition to put pressure on its new chairman to reverse plans to outsource the organisation’s unique construction training and oppose plans to outsource so called ‘back office functions’. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/citb-workers-launch-petition-to-save-skills-training/default.aspx tcm:11-34241 Thu, 3 May 2018 09:40:40 -0000 Warrington and St Helens housing workers prepare for strike action Unite members employed at Helena Partnerships Limited, Golden Gates Housing Trust and Torus 62 Limited, who undertake housing maintenance on social housing in Warrington and St Helens, are preparing to ballot for industrial action after their parent company (Torus Group) imposed a below inflation pay increase on the workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/warrington-and-st-helens-workers-prepare-for-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-34184 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 09:22:42 -0000 CITB job cuts beset by confusion, warns Unite Unite, the UK’s largest union, has warned that the Construction Industry Training Board’s (CITB) restructuring plans are mired in confusion and the organisation is guilty of failing to properly consult the industry on its most controversial plans. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/citb-job-cuts-beset-by-confusion/default.aspx tcm:11-34165 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:26:46 -0000 Essex concrete dispute settled as deal reached The long running dispute at Essex concrete maker Tarmac Building Products Ltd has been resolved after a deal safeguarding against the creation of a two tier workforce was agreed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/essex-concrete-dispute-settled-as-deal-reached/default.aspx tcm:11-34144 Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:58:06 -0000 Deeside construction site protest to halt ‘shameful race to the bottom’ Unite members and fellow trade unionists will be protesting at the £800 million energy to waste construction site at Parc Adfer in Deeside http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/deeside-construction-protest-to-halt-shameful-race-to-the-bottom/default.aspx tcm:11-34135 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 17:30:02 -0000 Unite calls for training overhaul as dead end construction courses increase Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling for a radical overhaul in how construction training is undertaken, after unearthing a large increase in so called ‘dead end construction courses. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-training-overhaul-as-dead-end-construction-courses-increase/default.aspx tcm:11-34048 Fri, 6 Apr 2018 10:23:37 -0000 JIB announces changes to the ECS Card Scheme from 2019 The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) has announced some important changes to the scheme that will take effect from 2019 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/construction/constructionnews/jib-announces-changes-to-the-ecs-card-scheme-from-2019/default.aspx tcm:11-34004 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 10:15:48 -0000 Unite lambasts decision to block open cast coal mining in Northumberland Unite, the UK’s largest union, has lambasted the decision of communities secretary Savid Javid to block the open cast coal mining development in Highthorn Northumberland. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-lambasts-decision-to-block-open-cast-coal-mining-in-northumberland/default.aspx tcm:11-33983 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:27:35 -0000 Police blacklisting admission could lead to fresh legal action Unite, the UK’s largest union, is considering whether to launch further legal action on behalf of its members who were blacklisted, following today’s (Friday 23 March) admission by the Metropolitan Police, that police officers supplied information that appeared in the files of blacklisting victims. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/police-blacklisting-admission-could-lead-to-fresh-legal-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33970 Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:30:41 -0000 Unite fears new company at Waverley will use same old rip-off 'umbrella' companies Unite calls on the likely new contractor, Story Rail, on the Waverley station project, to work with the union to end the disgrace of umbrella company rip-off contracts. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/listofregions/scotland/latestnews/unite-scotland-fears-new-contractors-at-waverley-will-use-the-same-old-rip-off-umbrella-companies/default.aspx tcm:11-33943 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:02:16 -0000 Unite backs walkout at SpyCops inquiry Unite, the UK’s largest union, has backed today’s (Wednesday 21 March) walkout of participants at the Mittings public inquiry into undercover policing. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-backs-walkout-at-spycops-inquiry/default.aspx tcm:11-33925 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:21:25 -0000 Essex concrete maker dispute hardens Unite, the UK’s largest union, has announced an intensification of strike action in the dispute with Essex concrete maker Tarmac Building Products Ltd over the creation of a two tier workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/essex-concrete-maker-dispute-hardens/default.aspx tcm:11-33907 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:04:51 -0000 New spycops revelations underline the need for blacklisting public inquiry New revelations which have emerged during the public inquiry into undercover policing ‘spycops’, has led Unite, the UK’s largest union to renew its calls for a separate and full public inquiry into the blacklisting scandal. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/spycops-revelations-underline-the-need-for-blacklisting-public-inquiry/default.aspx tcm:11-33874 Wed, 14 Mar 2018 10:29:50 -0000 Unite statement on Hinkley Point Following reports of worker outrage over the decision not to pay them during last week's bad weather. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-statement-on-hinkley-point/default.aspx tcm:11-33824 Tue, 6 Mar 2018 15:45:57 -0000 Unions and workers’ rights must be respected on stalled Royal Liverpool hospital project Workers’ rights and access for unions must be respected on the stalled Royal Liverpool Hospital development, Unite, Britain’s construction union, has demanded. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/workers-rights-must-be-respected-on-stalled-royal-liverpool-hospital-project/default.aspx tcm:11-33805 Mon, 5 Mar 2018 08:58:23 -0000 JIB February e-newsletter Click here for more information http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/construction/constructionnews/jib-february-e-newsletter/default.aspx tcm:11-33787 Wed, 28 Feb 2018 17:15:29 -0000 Government actions sold out Carillion’s supply chain The government was accused of “selling out” Carillion’s sub-contractors and supply chain, by the UK’s largest union Unite, following revelations at a joint select committee today (February 27). http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-action-sold-out-carillions-supply-chain/default.aspx tcm:11-33769 Tue, 27 Feb 2018 13:54:45 -0000 Castle Cement drivers hail pay deal victory About 240 workers have accepted the overall package which will mean an increase of 3.7 per cent from 1 January this year; and for 2019, an increase which could range from 3.4 to 4.4 per cent http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/castle-cement-drivers-hail-pay-deal-victory/default.aspx tcm:11-33742 Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:02:07 -0000 Government failing to properly protect Carillion workers Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the government of failing to fully protect workers left in limbo following the collapse last month of Carillion. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-failing-to-properly-protect-carillion-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33732 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:21:47 -0000 Carillion M&E apprentices looking for new industry opportunities Many Unite members will be aware that one of the consequences of the Carillion liquidation has been the release of around 1,400 apprentices part way through their training. http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/construction/constructionnews/carillion-m--e-apprentices-looking-for-new-industry-opportunities/default.aspx tcm:11-33750 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:19:46 -0000 Fresh strike dates announced in Essex concrete maker dispute Fresh strike dates were announced by Unite, the UK’s largest union today (20 February), in a further escalation of the dispute with Essex based Tarmac Building Products Ltd, over the creation of a two tier workforce. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/fresh-strike-dates-announced-in-essex-concrete-maker-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33713 Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:03:27 -0000 Construction facing skills black hole as CITB confirms it will exit training role News that the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has confirmed it will end all directing training by 2020, will create a skills black hole and strip the industry of the capability to undertake specialist training, said Unite the UK’s construction union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/construction-facing-skills-black-hole-as-citb-confirms-it-will-exit-training-role/default.aspx tcm:11-33684 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:46:52 -0000 Unite claims victory following agreement in marathon Manchester Mears dispute Unite members employed by Mears in Manchester are celebrating victory after they reached agreement to end their marathon strike action in a dispute over pay parity. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-claim-victory-following-agreement-in-marathon-manchester-mears-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33679 Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:19:29 -0000 Unite in groundbreaking legal victory against bogus self-employment Unite, the UK’s largest union, has won a potentially groundbreaking legal victory at the employment appeal tribunal (EAT) in the battle against bogus self-employment and the use of payroll companies. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-in-groundbreaking-victory-against-bogus-self-employment/default.aspx tcm:11-33656 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:05:51 -0000 Castle Cement drivers set to strike over ‘unsatisfactory’ pay deal Unite and the management are holding last-ditch talks tomorrow in a bid to reach a settlement to avert strike action on 26-27 February http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/castle-cement-drivers-set-to-strike-over-unsatisfactory-pay-deal/default.aspx tcm:11-33652 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:50:23 -0000 Unite preparing for industrial action in Rotherham derecognition dispute Unite, the UK’s largest union, is preparing to ballot members for industrial action after Fortem, which undertakes maintenance and repair work on Rotherham council’s housing stock, announced it had derecognised the union. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-preparing-for-industrial-action-in-rotherham-derecognition-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33636 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:21:29 -0000 Liverpool NHS boss ‘in snub’ to Carillion-hit maintenance workers Unite regional officer Keith Hutson said: “These workers are in an employment limbo through no fault of their own – they are the victims of the feral capitalism that was the cause of Carillion’s dramatic collapse." http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/liverpool-nhs-boss-in-snub-to-carillion-hit-maintenance-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33595 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:33:08 -0000 Strike action to be stepped up in Essex concrete company strike Workers at Tarmac Building Products Ltd are set to step up strike action in a dispute over the creation of a two tier workforce, their union Unite has warned. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/strike-action-to-be-stepped-up-in-essex-concrete-company-strike/default.aspx tcm:11-33593 Fri, 9 Feb 2018 09:25:45 -0000 Unite preparing legal action in Crossrail dispute in response to Balfour Beatty ‘thievery’ Unite, the UK’s construction union, is preparing to take legal action in the increasingly bitter Crossrail dispute, after Balfour Beatty ceased paying agreed bonuses. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-preparing-legal-action-in-crossrail-dispute-in-response-to-balfour-beatty-thievery/default.aspx tcm:11-33575 Wed, 7 Feb 2018 14:18:11 -0000 Royal Liverpool Hospital delay shows stark reality of Carillion collapse The announcement today (6 February) that the Royal Liverpool Hospital is unlikely to be completed this year, is ‘the stark reality’ of what Carillion’s collapse means for the construction industry and local communities. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/royal-liverpool-hospital-delay-shows-stark-reality-of-carillion-collapse/default.aspx tcm:11-33555 Tue, 6 Feb 2018 15:12:15 -0000 Industry remains in denial on construction skills chasm Unite, the UK’s largest union, has renewed its demands for radical action to be taken to tackle the deepening skills crisis facing the construction industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/industry-remain-in-denial-on-construction-skills-chasm/default.aspx tcm:11-33549 Tue, 6 Feb 2018 09:34:36 -0000 Unite accuses Welsh councils of creating a ‘race to the bottom’ for construction projects Unite, the UK’s construction union, has warned that a rogue construction project in Wales is undermining pay, conditions and safety and ‘creating a race to the bottom’ in the industry. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-accuse-welsh-councils-of-creating-a-race-to-the-bottom-for-construction-projects/default.aspx tcm:11-33533 Mon, 5 Feb 2018 09:07:54 -0000 Unite warns of Crossrail delays as Balfour Beatty ‘not interested’ in resolving dispute Unite the UK’s construction union has warned that the opening of the new Woolwich station on the multi-billion pound Crossrail development is set to be delayed as a direct result of the refusal of Balfour Beatty to resolve an industrial dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-warns-of-crossrail-delays-as-balfour-beatty-not-interested-in-resolving-dispute/default.aspx tcm:11-33524 Fri, 2 Feb 2018 10:48:16 -0000 JIB January e-newsletter Click here for more http://www.unitetheunion.org/how-we-help/list-of-sectors/construction/constructionnews/jib-january-e-newsletter/default.aspx tcm:11-33617 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 17:15:29 -0000 Unite calls for fundamental reforms after scale of Carillion’s mismanagement revealed Unite, the UK’s largest union has called for the urgent reform of company and pension laws, after the true scale of the fundamental flaws that allowed Carillion to collapse earlier this month, began to be revealed. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-for-fundamental-reforms-after-scale-of-carillions-mismanagement-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-33487 Tue, 30 Jan 2018 14:37:40 -0000 Unite calls for immediate action and stronger laws after scale of Carillion pension black hole revealed Following today’s (Monday 29 January) revelation that Carillion’s pension deficit is at least £990 million, Unite, the UK’s largest union, is calling for all possible legal avenues to be explored to recoup money and for the introduction of stronger laws to prevent future scandals. http://www.unitetheunion.org/unite-calls-for-immediate-action-and-stronger-laws-after-scale-of-carillion-pension-black-hole-revealed/default.aspx tcm:11-33461 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:16:58 -0000 Government must step in and preserve pay and conditions of Carillion workers Unite, the UK’s largest union, is urging the government to ensure that workers employed by Carillion do not have their pay and conditions cut when they are transferred to new employers. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/government-must-step-in-and-preserve-pay-and-conditions-of-carillion-workers/default.aspx tcm:11-33457 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:40:55 -0000 Survey reveals that nearly one in five construction sites force men and women to share toilets A survey of over 3,500 Unite members working in the construction sector has found that many are forced to endure entirely inadequate toilets and washing facilities. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/survey-reveals-that-nearly-one-in-five-construction-sites-force-men-and-women-to-share-toilets/default.aspx tcm:11-33448 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 10:13:10 -0000 Striking Unite members in joint Manchester demonstration Hundreds of Unite members will come together in central Manchester this Friday (26 January) in a joint demonstration. Workers on three separate disputes in Manchester (Manchester Mears/Manchester Working, Fujitsu and First Manchester) are all on strike this Friday (26 January) and will be joining forces in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/striking-unite-members-in-joint-manchester-demonstration/default.aspx tcm:11-33423 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 09:02:03 -0000 Essex concrete block company facing strike turmoil Tarmac Building Products is set to be hit by a series of strikes when members of Britain’s largest union, Unite start a programme of industrial action next week in a dispute over cuts to pay and two tier working. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/concrete-block-company-facing-strike-turmoil/default.aspx tcm:11-33384 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 11:13:14 -0000 Essex concrete block company facing strike turmoil Tarmac Building Products Ltd is set to be hit by a series of strikes when members of Britain’s largest union, Unite start a programme of industrial action next week in a dispute over cuts to pay and two tier working. http://www.unitetheunion.org/essex-concrete-block-company-faces-strike-turmoil/default.aspx tcm:11-33382 Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:42:57 -0000 Sellafield strikes suspended for now as talks agreed A strike by members of Unite, the UK’s largest union, scheduled for next Tuesday (23 January), which would have created widespread disruption at Sellafield, has been called off to allow for negotiations aimed at resolving the dispute over the victimisation of a trade union rep to take place. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sellafield-strikes-suspended-for-now-as-talks-agreed/default.aspx tcm:11-33376 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:21:53 -0000 ‘Pig headed’ Vivark management causing Knowsley housing misery Unite, the UK’s largest union, has accused the management of Vivark, which provides housing maintenance services for thousands of tenants in Knowsley, Merseyside of being ‘pig headed’ for their blinkered approach to an ongoing pay dispute. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/pig-headed-vivark-management-causing-knowsley-housing-misery/default.aspx tcm:11-33369 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:25:15 -0000 Sparks set to fly as Crossrail electricians step up strike action The multi-billion pound Crossrail development is set for further delays as Unite, the UK’s construction union, has announced further strikes on the Woolwich section of the project, in an escalating dispute over the non-payment of industry standard project completion payments. http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/sparks-set-to-fly-as-crossrail-electricians-step-up-strike-action/default.aspx tcm:11-33362 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:18:11 -0000